I don’t actually believe that the HitchHikers Movie will suck as much as everyone seems to think it will.
First, a major source of annoyance appears to be that Americans have been cast as Ford, Trillian and Zaphod. First, note that Sam Rockwell (Zaphod) was in Galaxy Quest (He was Guy), second, Trillian in the TV series was american, and competely different to the described character in the books. The TV series was still good.
Second they’ve still – to the best of our knowledge – got Stephen Moore (the original (Radio & TV) Marvin) as Marvin (Though the design of the robot is kinda Gir-ish)
Third, the script is still the one DNA wrote just before he died, we’re told, with only a couple of minor changes.
Fourth, Hammer and Tongs (Who are the production company directing it) have previously done things I found quite good (They are, for UK people, the people do did BT’s ‘Exploding broadband pipe’ thing) From interviews I’ve seen, they appear to have a sense of humour.
They, basically, I think can do it.
Disney I’m not so sure on…